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CHITIN AND CHITOSAN â MOST CONVENIENT NATURAL MATTER
THAT USE IN DIFFERENT USEFUL WAYS
Chitosan is a polysaccharide biopolymer obtained by alkaline deacetylation of natural chitins. Chitin is the most abundant natural amino polysaccharide. Chitosan is so prolific as to be capable of being applied in the production of various products and for a variety of uses; one of the advantage of chitin and its derivatives is the lasting quality of their hydrating effect. Traditional markets for the compounds include agriculture and food, cosmetics, healthcare, pulp and paper, textiles and water treatment, among others. The chemical also finds use in hair and skin care products including shampoos, conditioners and moisturizers. Furthermore, glucosamine, a chitin derivative is used in neutraceutical formulations for the treatment of joint problems.
YOGESH KUMAR DESHMUKH AND SHWETA SAO
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